- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Tuesday that localities encourage all teachers, staff, students, and visitors in schools to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
- Just today, NC reported over 3,200 new COVID cases, the highest number since February.
- The new Delta variant is driving the increase in infections, mostly among unvaccinated people.
RALEIGH, NC -- “On behalf of our students and educators we thank Governor Cooper for taking these commonsense steps to keep all North Carolinians as safe as possible from this increasingly dangerous Delta variant,” said Tamika Walker Kelly, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators. “The health and safety of our students is paramount for educators. Today’s actions make it easier for all of us to be safe inside and outside of the classroom.”
NCAE is the state’s largest education advocacy organization for public school employees and represents active, retired, and student members.